1 Corinthians 12:8

“For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For to one is giuen by the spirit, the word of wisedome, to another the word of knowledge, by the same spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For to one are given words of wisdom through the Spirit; and to another words of knowledge through the same Spirit:
- Basic English Bible

For to one, by the Spirit, is given [the] word of wisdom; and to another [the] word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- Darby Bible

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
- Webster's Bible

To one the utterance of wisdom has been granted through the Spirit; to another the utterance of knowledge in accordance with the will of the same Spirit;
- Weymouth Bible

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- World English Bible

to another the word of kunnyng, bi the same spirit;
- Wycliffe Bible

for to one through the Spirit hath been given a word of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:8


12:8 The word of wisdom - A power of understanding and explaining the manifold wisdom of God in the grand scheme of gospel salvation. The word of knowledge - Perhaps an extraordinary ability to understand and explain the Old Testament types and prophecies.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:8


1Co 12:8 To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom. The ability to reveal divine truth, such as possessed by the apostles. To another the world of knowledge. The aptitude to teach unerringly what has been revealed to the apostles and prophets.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12:8

  • The word of wisdom and knowledge is in operation by the Holy Spirit both in the new and old testaments 1Kings3:27,28 with king Soloman and with Peter in acts 5:3 (Ananias) what I don't understand is the gift with you all the time and the Holy Spirit activates at His will or does He come when on or in you when glory to God or encouragement is needed to someone

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